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South Korean capital Seoul mulls ‘S-Coin’ tokens and blockchain-based government

South Korea has been at the forefront of the blockchain movement, with some of the highest density of cryptocurrency traders anywhere in the world. Now, as the frenzy around cryptocurrency prices rece

Researchers find the best way to press a button

When all you have is a finger everything looks like a button. But what happens if you’re unable to press buttons or, more likely, we begin using robots and other tools to interact with the real

South Korea aims for startup gold

Back in 2011, when South Korea won its longshot bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, the country wasn’t widely recognized as a destination for ski and snow lovers. It wasn’t considered much of a

South Korea may or may not ban bitcoin exchanges and that’s the news

The price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies dropped significantly today off the back of ‘news’ that South Korea’s government might ban trading exchanges. As ever in the world of

Samsung forecasts record fourth-quarter profit, but still misses analysts’ expectations

Samsung Electronics expects to post another record profit for the final quarter of 2017, but it results may still fall a bit short of analysts’ expectations. In earnings guidance issued today, Samsu

Crunch Report | South Korea Announces New Cryptocurrency Regulations

South Korea announces new cryptocurrency regulations coinciding with the drop in bitcoin prices, YouTube gets pulled from Fire TV and SoftBank will now own about 15 percent of Uber. All this on Crunch

Crunch Report | New Star Wars “The Last Jedi” Trailer

Star Wars "The Last Jedi" trailer is released, more than 5,000 Wells Fargo ATMs now NFC enabled and North Korea hacked and stole U.S. and South Korea war plans. All this on Crunch Report.

Crunch Report | Using SpaceX Spaceships to Travel on Earth

Elon Musk plans to use SpaceX spaceships for travel on Earth, Apple has quietly acquired Regaind and South Korea decides to ban ICOs. All this on Crunch Report.

SparkLabs launches $50M fund for promising early-stage startups in Korea

SparkLabs Group started in 2012 with a Seoul-based accelerator dedicated to boosting South Korea's then-nascent startup ecosystem. Now it’s going back to its roots with the launch of a $50 million f

Korean e-book service Ridibooks scores $20M Series C

E-book sales may be declining in the U.S. and U.K., but in South Korea, many people still enjoy swiping instead of leafing through their reading material. E-book sales there are growing steadily each

Samsung now approved to test self-driving cars on South Korean roads

Samsung is working on self-driving cars -- which shouldn't surprise you if you know the company's history and wide range of interests. What's new, however, is that Samsung is the latest company to rec

Monit’s smart diaper sensor lets parents avoid the sniff test

New parents are faced with many conundrums and one of the most nerve-wracking is how to check a diaper without waking a sleeping baby. Korean startup Monit’s new Bluetooth sensor wants to make sniff

Swingvy raises $1.1M to give HR staff in Southeast Asia a break from paperwork

Human resources paperwork is never fun to take care of—especially if it’s literally on paper. Swingvy co-founder Jin Choeh says that in Southeast Asia, many small businesses are still stuck with p

Crunch Report | Samsung Vice Chairman Arrested

Samsung's vice chairman is arrested on bribery charges, Beepi closes down and sells off its operations and reports show that Theranos might be winding down. All this on Crunch Report.

South Korea will increase battery safety regulation in wake of Note 7 fiasco

Late last month, Samsung continued its prolonged Note 7 apology tour with a global press conference detailing months of internal and third-party research, coupled withplans to increase its safety meas

Pokémon Go is finally available in South Korea

Many may have stopped playing Pokémon Go, last year’s smash hit mobile game, but fans in Korea are just getting a taste of the action after it launched in their country today. That’s righ

South Korea court opts not to arrest Samsung exec Jay Y. Lee over bribery charges

There’s a small glimmer of sunshine for what has been an extremely gloomy year for Samsung . A court in Seoul’s Central District has rejected an arrested warrant for Samsung vice-chairman/heir

Are smart cities just a utopian fantasy?

When cities are designed and deployed as a single unit, they don't carry the cultural vibrancy of a city built organically in response to the needs and desires of its denizens. The piecemeal approach

Samsung just had its most profitable quarter in more than two years

Samsung has reported its most profitable quarter of business in over two years thanks to its resurgent smartphone business.

Samsung will acquire cloud-computing company Joyent

Samsung Electronics announced today that it has agreed to acquire cloud-computing company Joyent. In a statement, the Korean tech giant said that the transaction (its financial terms were undisclosed)
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